Three Indian medical students have been expelled from a Chinese university and deported from the country after violent clashes between two groups of students from India in which one person was stabbed.
“One of the students was stabbed and three students have been expelled from the Three Gorge University at Yichang,” an Indian diplomat told PTI here. All the three expelled students have been subsequently deported from China, the official said.
Incidents like ragging and violent behaviour are a matter of concern as they are on the increase, the official said. The students involved were stated to be medical students. Over 8,000 medical students study in China in various cities.
In all over 14,000 Indians study various courses in Chinese universities and colleges making them one of the biggest contingents in the country. Following the incident, the Indian mission issued an advisory dubbing the conduct of the students as “unacceptable” and warning them of “zero-tolerance” on all such cases.
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“The Indian Embassy and Consulates in China are aware of recent incidents involving unacceptable behaviour by some Indian students studying in China,” the advisory said. “In the second week of April, 2016 two groups of students at the Three Gorges University in Yichang resorted to violence. In the ensuing clash, one student was stabbed with a knife. The University has expelled the students directly involved,” it said.
“Incidents involving any kind of violence or ill behaviour create a negative image about Indians in China. Although the overwhelming number of students is law-abiding, the actions of a few are detrimental to the interests of all Indians in China,” it said. “It is our common responsibility to ensure that no such act is committed that affects the reputation of the country or the Indian community in China. The Embassy and Consulates will have zero-tolerance on all such cases,” it said.
The embassy told the Indian students to respect local customs and laws.